The Jay by David Barker (Nikon D3000 70-300mm F4-56DG.)
The unmistakable member of the Crow family, taken at the hide in Haigh Hall.
Comment by John H on 17th July 2010 at 00:35
Bob On, What else can I say great shot
Comment by Alby Aussie on 17th July 2010 at 03:25
Good Pic. Dave,Great colour;s Good looking crow.
Comment by BRENDA on 17th July 2010 at 07:54
A beautiful bird. Get them quite a lot in my garden. Nice photo David.
Comment by Colin Harlow on 17th July 2010 at 09:19
Great shot, well done David.
Comment by Neil on 17th July 2010 at 09:38
Arn`t Magpies wonderful creatures,
Comment by kesh on 17th July 2010 at 16:39
no neil,magpies arnt wonderful creatures,they take a lot of young chicks and eggs out of lots of nests,theres way too many of them about.
Comment by Colin Harlow on 17th July 2010 at 18:13
I agree with Kesh, magpies are part of the Crow family, aswell as Jackdaws, Carrion and Rooks. They are destructive birds and will indeed steel eggs and small birds. After saying that, it is nature.
Comment by Dot Com on 17th July 2010 at 20:11
do they like your nobbies nuts
Comment by David Barker on 18th July 2010 at 00:25
Thank you for your comments .
Comment by Dougie's and John Walsh's Mate on 18th July 2010 at 14:46
Niel seems to have mistaken this Jay as a Magpie. None the less, it isn't one. It's a Jay.
Jays are also part of the Crow family and are, in fact, one of the predators of that family who will eat the chicks of other birds, straight from the nest.
Nice to look at, and say awwwwww., but, as Colin has said, it's nature.
Comment by Neil on 19th July 2010 at 14:30
Cor I like magpies especially cooked with chips
Comment by Dougie on 20th July 2010 at 21:56
(Dougie's and John Walsh's Mate)You know a bit about birds too then, really good photo that David
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